Wednesday, 18 July 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: Loving the Sales!

The past few weeks I'm been in a bit of a funk and my anxiety has been creeping back. That horrible oppressive feeling of my chest tightening and wanting to burst into tears for no real reason at all. It happened last week so I decided to head to the mall.


I needed the fresh air (Glasgow Fort is an outdoor mall) and shopping always does one of two things for me: a) makes me feel loads better or b) makes me feel loads worse. A bit of a gamble but luckily for me this trip was the former and it really helped me exhale a little and smile. Almost every store had on a sale and I FINALLY found the nude wedges I've been searching for the past three months and ON SALE! SCORE!


I also got the same Cynthia Rowley dress I wore on my birthday but in a different pattern and best of all it was on clearance at TK Maxx for only £10!!! I love TK Maxx so much; stock and prices will vary by location but man can you get an amazing bargain! I've never really worn coral before but I love this shade.


NotBlondeHusband and I were going on a date tonight where I was going to debut my outfit but it has been rescheduled for tomorrow so you all are left with this totally ghetto and totally poorly planned mock photo shoot. Apologies in advance for what you're about to see:




Cynthia Rowley Skater Dress- TK Maxx
Truffle Nude Wedges-D2

Yea so I'm totally do the cliché "hand on neck" pose because I've got a chipped manicure. My hair is in a sock bun (made using Babylegs, who knew?) because I let my hair air dry all crazy and sunglasses because I have on no eye make-up. I told you it was ghetto. Blondie Boy's discarded Babylegs leg warmer actually worked really well for the sock bun though if you have any laying around.


To make up for such a bad post I've got a brand spanking new badge for you all! My fab friend Siân from Geek is the New Chic helped turn the amazing portrait Lizzie from Mummy in Manolos did of me into a new What I Wore Wednesday badge!  What do you think? I'll be said to see Cher Horowitz go as she is one of my original style icons but I'm I think the new badge better reflects what What I Wore Wednesday is all about-- mirror cell phone pics and all :) You can grab the new badge from the code in my blog sidebar!



85 comments:

Melaina25 said...

Looking good lady! :) Your dress is HAWT!

Melaina25 said...

I love our TJ Maxx! I need to get over there more often!

Melaina25 said...

Love dress AND shoes.

Melaina25 said...

you are looking like schexy mama! love this girlie look and cliched or not i think you look fabulous!

Melaina25 said...

Very cute outfit, I love the dress.

Melaina25 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You is well fit, innit!! X

Melaina25 said...

Love the new badge! I love TJ Maxx (as it's named in the US). They always have the best stuff. Currently, the TJ Maxx near me has some Kate Spade dresses. I'm so tempted, but they are still $100 even in TJ Maxx.
Tara


Penniless Socialite


Enter My Giveway!

Melaina25 said...

I absolutely love this dress on you. Such a good find! And I'm loving the new badge too - how super talented is Lizzie?!

Melaina25 said...

look at you! you look FABULOUS, girl!! Love that dress!!

Melaina25 said...

That dress looks like it was made for you! Perfect fit and color! Love the neutral pumps with it!

Melaina25 said...

Despite the fact it was an unplanned photo shoot, you still look gorgeous! That dress is amazing!!

Melaina25 said...

Love the dress, it fits you so well! Nothing like a little retail therapy to help out. I love the new badge with your drawing from your friend.

Melaina25 said...

So cute! I love Cynthia Rowley. I have a pleated skirt by her and it's an understatement to say that I'm slightly obsessed with it.

B.
49 Dresses

Melaina25 said...

Love the dress, love the badge, love you!

Melaina25 said...

Love the whole look! And love the new badge too!
Ashley

Melaina25 said...

I know how you feel. If I go shopping and can't find anything I like than I feel much worse, but if I find bunch of great stuff my sadness totally goes away. And you look good. Don't worry about make up and a manicure!

Melaina25 said...

Totally ghetto, lol! Love the new badge :)

Melaina25 said...

Great new badge!!!! Love love love it :)

Melaina25 said...

Super cute dress, love the color!!

Melaina25 said...

Beautiful dress, amazing colour and really suits you - you look fabulous. Absolutely adore the new badge, super stylish. x

Melaina25 said...

Coral looks great on you and I LOVE the new badge!!

Melaina25 said...

That skater dress looks amazing on you! The cut is perfect, and the color is so flattering - what a great find!

Melaina25 said...

Love the color of the dress! You look great!

Melaina25 said...

I've been feeling that stress and anxiety myself....it's amazing how shopping can get your mind off it a bit. Even if you don't buy anything - wandering through the mall is enough for me sometimes! Cute dress! Glad you found some good deals.

Melaina25 said...

Great look! Nothing like some retail therapy!

Melaina25 said...

That's an awesome dress for an even awesomer price! Ghetto photo shoot and all :)
xo
Kym
bitty.and.bunny

Melaina25 said...

ooooooooh LOVE LOVe LOVe it! and you look great :) And I'm sad to see Cher go but I'm digging the badge xo

Melaina25 said...

I'm sorry to hear about the anxiety, Melaina. I know how painful that can be. I am a prayin' kinda girl, so I'll be doing that for ya! Hope you're feeling better soon, and BTW, you look great in that pic, Girl!!! Thanks for link hostessing today. :) ~Sarah

Melaina25 said...

That dress looks fabulous on you!! And I love the new badge. I'll have to try to remember each week to switch them over because I've got Monday posts in the hopper through September. Sorry to hear about the anxiety, btw! I get it, too, at times, but usually just get tense and don't realize it until something hurts (like my neck or tummy). I have been trying out a stress supplement blend that, so far, I like.

Melaina25 said...

The dress looks amazing on you (I so can't wear skater dresses, carbs love my tummy) and I am LUSTING after the shoes. My TKMaxx is dreadful for clothes and shoes (better for handbags). Hubs gave me cash for my birthday last week so I did a little shopping this week but no photos, thank you.


Sorry to hear that you are suffering from anxiety. I have been struggling with it too and wonder if (for me) the lack of sunshine has played a part, as well as lack of exercise (my broken foot is still healing). Hope you get some relief - I've been packing rescue remedy!

Melaina25 said...

The shoes were £15! Let me know your size and I can get you some if you want :)

I got diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder 11 years ago and it comes and goes for me. I think you are right that the sunshine (or lack) definitely plays a part. Being isolated as an expat doesn't help either!

Melaina25 said...

Yea I have TMJ as well so that of course gets worse when stress/anxiety is worse. You are so organized with all your advanced posting!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Sarah; it isn't overwhelming or all consuming like it has been in the past but it still isn't fun.

Melaina25 said...

I'm glad you'll miss Cher-- Sian and Claire gave me mad shit for her!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Is it bad I'm so lazy I couldn't be bothered doing my hair and make-up?

Melaina25 said...

When shopping goes well it makes me feel so much better!

Melaina25 said...

Hello, I am on vacation in Chile until early August. I have access to emails but it may take me a bit longer to respond as I am in total relaxation mode! You can understand that, right?
Happy Summer!
Maria Jose

Melaina25 said...

I love window shopping; I live walking distance from a mall so I can poke around and look for deals which is great. I'm sorry you've been stressing out x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I knew when I saw it I had to have it; if there had been other colours I'd have gotten them too!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Trina! Who knew coral was so flattering right?

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! The amazing Lizzie is so talented--I think bloggers will be busting down her door for portraits :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks sweetheart!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I'm lucky to have such talented friends :)

Melaina25 said...

Ghetto or lazy...one or the other :)

Melaina25 said...

Oh Doranda I had chipped grey nailpolish it was DIRE!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ashley :)

Melaina25 said...

MWAH x

Melaina25 said...

She's amazing right? I own three dresses now, all from TK Maxx :)

Melaina25 said...

If I could have gotten that dress in more colours I totally would have :)

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks Tiffany! The sunglasses hide my un-makeupped face :)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I knew when I saw it I had to get it.

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks! Imagine how I'd look if I actually did my hair and makeup lol.

Melaina25 said...

Lizzie is ridonkulously talented. I suspect bloggers will be banging on her door for design work!

Melaina25 said...

TJ Maxx is only called TK Maxx in the UK so it isn't confused with another store called TJ Hughes :)

Melaina25 said...

I think I love you ;)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Rachel! I was just desperately trying to hide my unstyled hair, no makeup face and chipped mani!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Aimee :)

Melaina25 said...

It is my most favourite :)

Melaina25 said...

Aww thanks Steph x

Melaina25 said...

Love the colour of that dress.

Melaina25 said...

You look fabulous in your new dress! Such a gorgeous color on you. ;) And sock buns rule. (Although my hubby totally doesn't get it. :)

Melaina25 said...

Ok, so i am still waiting to see the "ghetto" outfit. That's not a ghetto look. Aren't they calling that "EFFORTLESS" now. Anyways, you look fine. Love the new badge.

Melaina25 said...

The color of that dress is so pretty and what a deal. I like the ghetto chic.

Melaina25 said...

Nah, at least you had the decency to throw your hair into a sock bun :)
Also, if you give me a few days, I'll procure a link for you to apply to the Sugarlips affiliate program. Free clothes, woo!

Melaina25 said...

Loving that lace skater dress..loving this style right now...just found your site and linked you for the first time..
love from NY
Sheree x
www.itsnotthatdeep.com

Melaina25 said...

Gorgeous dress x

Melaina25 said...

whats the deal with my image not showing up? oh and the correct pic is not by my comment either..something going on with the site right now?
shere

Melaina25 said...

I love that dress. I mean love love love!

Melaina25 said...

Looking GOOD girl!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Who knew coral was cool?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! Sock buns are easy though aren't they?

Melaina25 said...

Lol it's ghetto because I've got on sunglasses to hide I have on no make-up :) Thanks x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks! I wore it out last night and styled it properly :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks for linking! I'm loving Cythia Rowley her dresses just really flatted my shape.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Susan x

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Chris! Cynthia Rowley is my favourite right now.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks sweetheart!

Melaina25 said...

Hmm not sure? Are you logged in to your Disqus account?

Melaina25 said...

I love the entire link, especially the hair, mine is too short!

Melaina25 said...

I cannot figure out how to add your badge to my post. Is there any help you can give me. Not tech savy at all.

Melaina25 said...

Are you on Blogger or Wordpress? The code for the badge is on the right hand column of my blog. You copy/paste the code from the box under the badge and put it into the HTML section of your post.

Melaina25 said...

Great dress and it looks perfect on you. Love the top bun too!

Melaina25 said...

Top marks for this outfit. I soooo approve. I also like your hair up!